Can one man save thousands of lives? Blood Relative follows the remarkable story of Indian activist Vinay Shetty, who is fighting to save children who are dying from the blood disease Thalassemia.
As a result of not being able to afford the life-saving medication, fourteen year old Divya and twenty-four year old Imran have severely stunted growth and remain trapped in the bodies of children. Chronicling Vinay’s battle to get Divya and Imran free medical treatment, the film gets unprecedented access into modern India’s broken healthcare system. Caught in the middle are Vinay and the children he must look after who are bound together by ties stronger than blood.Director: Nimisha Mukerji
Writer: Nimisha Mukerji
Actors: Vinay Shetty
Cinematographers: Mark Ratzlaff
Editors: Mark Ratzlaff
Musicians: Schaun Tozer
Producer: Mark Ratzlaff, Murray Battle, Nimisha Mukerji, Patti Poskitt, Paul Saltzman
Release Year: 2012
Run Time: 73 minutes
CBFC rating: N.A.